The realm of manners on Between The Lines

Here is a great discussion well worth a listen to. Yes it rocks the boat but scary what they say about the new generation of kids…


Today a wide ranging interview on free speech, climate change and the death of Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia with Canadian author and commentator Mark Steyn.


85 years ago English judge Lord Moulton, said that human action can be divided into three domains. At one end is the law at the other is free choice and between them is the realm of manners. In this realm Lord Moulton said, “lies a domain in which our actions are not determined by law but in which we are not free to behave in any way we choose. In this domain we act with greater or lesser freedom from constraint, on a continuum that extends from a consciousness of duty through a sense of what is required by public spirit, to good form appropriate in a given situation”.

Does free speech fit into this realm? It should, because it is in this realm that we have what we know as a ‘free society’ but increasingly free speech is being shut down. Why? Is it the fear of being offended or is it something else?

Between the Lines puts contemporary international issues and events into a broader historical context, seeking out original perspectives and challenging accepted wisdoms.

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